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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1886-1969

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1886-1969

"Less is more."

Along with Le Corbusier, no other name is more inextricably linked to the Modernist movement than that of Mies van der Rohe (born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies). German by blood, but a towering figure in American architecture, Mies’ lasting cultural contributions may easily be summed up in three indelible symbols of 20th Century design: an exalted skyscraper (New York City's Seagram Building); a storied private residence (Plano, Illinois' Farnsworth House); and a transcendent piece of furniture (the Barcelona Chair). A key figure in Germany’s Bauhaus school, Mies immigrated to the U.S. in 1938, and, as director of the architecture department at Chicago’s Armour Institute of Technology (now Illinois Institute of Technology), was tasked with transforming the institute’s campus. The commission would give Chicago its stately Crown Hall, among other Mies buildings, widely considered his American masterpiece—and spawn projects, including Fansworth House and the Seagram Building, that would ensure his place amongst modern architecture's most revered names. Chicago would prove fortuitous in another respect: Among Mies' students at IIT was Florence Knoll, who would count Mies as her greatest esthetic influence—and years later, would cajole him into ceding production of his Barcelona furniture collection exclusively to Knoll. 

Barcelona Chair by Knoll
Knoll Barcelona Chair from $5,760.00
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Barcelona Couch by Knoll
Knoll Barcelona Couch from $10,065.00
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Barcelona Stool by Knoll
Knoll Barcelona Stool from $2,723.00
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Barcelona Stool with Cowhide Sling by Knoll
Knoll Barcelona Stool with Cowhide Sling $1,867.00
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Barcelona Table by Knoll
Knoll Barcelona Table from $1,825.00
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Flat Bar Brno Chair by Knoll
Knoll Flat Bar Brno Chair from $2,036.00
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Krefeld Bench - 51 Inch by Knoll
Knoll Krefeld Bench - 51 Inch from $2,177.00
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Krefeld Bench - 76 Inch by Knoll
Knoll Krefeld Bench - 76 Inch from $2,565.00
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Krefeld Lounge Chair by Knoll
Knoll Krefeld Lounge Chair from $2,806.00
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Krefeld Ottoman by Knoll
Knoll Krefeld Ottoman from $1,539.00
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Krefeld Settee by Knoll
Knoll Krefeld Settee from $4,216.00
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Krefeld Side Table by Knoll
Knoll Krefeld Side Table from $1,634.00
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Krefeld Sofa by Knoll
Knoll Krefeld Sofa from $5,430.00
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Krefeld Table by Knoll
Knoll Krefeld Table $3,601.00
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MR Adjustable Chaise Lounge Chair by Knoll
Knoll MR Adjustable Chaise Lounge Chair $11,298.00
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MR Armless Lounge Chair by Knoll
Knoll MR Armless Lounge Chair $6,110.00
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MR Chair by Knoll
Knoll MR Chair $1,608.00
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MR Chair with Arms by Knoll
Knoll MR Chair with Arms $2,522.00
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MR Chaise Lounge Chair by Knoll
Knoll MR Chaise Lounge Chair $9,230.00
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MR Four Seasons Barstool by Knoll
Knoll MR Four Seasons Barstool $2,522.00
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MR Lounge Chair With Arms by Knoll
Knoll MR Lounge Chair With Arms $7,130.00
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MR Table by Knoll
Knoll MR Table $1,440.00
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Tubular Brno Chair by Knoll
Knoll Tubular Brno Chair from $1,824.00
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